Alex Ireland was this year’s recipient of the Arnold Award. Alex is a recent graduate of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country. Laura Neame, Director of the Lake Country Heritage & Cultural Society, presented the award during end-of-year ceremonies at George Elliot Secondary School.
Alex is a very well rounded person. She is very active in sports and has been on the Principal’s List for academic achievement every year since she was in Grade 5. She will attend the University of British Columbia Okanagan where she will pursue her goal of becoming a lawyer.
Alex is the 10th winner of the Arnold Award, following Lauren Kim (2015), Julie Klingner-Jardine (2014), Rebecca Watson (2013), Lucas Anderson (2012), Robert Abel (2011), Kayla Stinn (2010), Julianne Marriott (2009), Diane Kalis (2008), and Leland Crowther (2007).
Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society’s Arnold Award is named in honour of Jane and Gilbert Arnold, two Lake Country residents who contributed greatly to their community and specifically to the Lake Country Museum and Archives.